November 08, 2021

Utilities help educate local students via livestream theatre

Member Utilities

Member utilities of WPPI Energy are working with The National Theatre for Children (NTC) to educate and inspire students and families in their communities. The program, titled “The Energized Guyz,” is being livestreamed this fall and delivered virtually, accommodating students whether they are learning in the classroom, remotely from home, or a combination of both.

The program will bring information on energy efficiency and electricity to more than 80 schools in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa, focusing on the following educational points:

  • What energy is
  • The uses of energy
  • How energy is wasted
  • How we conserve energy

“The Energized Guyz” livestream program features a host who introduces the program, sets up and recaps a series of comedic videos, and leads a Q&A in which students and teachers can submit questions for the host to answer live in real time. The educational videos tell a hilarious, superhero-themed story about science, energy efficiency, and electricity.

“We are excited to partner with NTC and the local schools to provide this opportunity for students,” said Stacie Running, energy services manager with WPPI Energy. “The performances provide a fun and entertaining platform that encourages students to learn more about energy.”

Livestream events accompany a digital curriculum including games, e-books, hands-on lessons, assessments for educators, smart speaker apps and more. The utilities sponsor every aspect of the program, making it a valuable, cost-free supplement for teachers looking to enhance their learning resources this school year.

For more information about “The Energized Guyz” livestream event, visit